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The Future of Enterprise Mobility- 2017 and Beyond

The scope of business IT services have largely evolved in the wake of new and innovative technologies converging on its landscape. In fact, Mobile App Development has emerged as the top priority for enterprise applications.The transition of business operations to mobile devices is accomplishing expected outcomes. However, this enterprise mobility is embedded with some unique challenges. Mobile devices are getting complicated with the latest advancements. Secondly, BYOD or Bring Your Own Device model is becoming uncertain for enterprise cloud services and corporate data. Despite these challenges, it is expected to grow stronger with the following trends arising in this domain:

Enterprise Wearable Tech Will Rise:

The year 2017 will witness a surge in wearable tech. The smart and innovative devices will find more acceptances across the industries. This will help the enterprises in customizing their solutions according to the projects or categories. Wearables will be extended for B2E workflows. These devices possess the capability to enhance productivity in an enterprise. Ideally, they are integrated into the business processes after undergoing stringent tests. Many industry verticals are already ushering in the innovative technology of smart connected devices

IoT Will Take The Center Stage:

Sensory technologies facilitated by Internet of Things or IoT will become phenomenal in the imminent future. Whether you consider the connected home, wearable tech, beacons, or other smart gadgets, they work seamlessly to enhance user experiences. Hopefully, in 2017, the hardware or devices of IoT will become simpler to access and integrate. In a study by 451 Research, it was revealed that over 90% businesses will enhance their IoT expenditure in the next 12 months. Nearly 42% companies claimed that they use IoT data for development or improvement of their products and services. It narrates the whole story!

Mobile Development Will Become Game Changing:

The device hardware is evolving with each passing year. The number of mobile phone users is swiftly increasing and the current workforce is extremely mobile-savvy. Hence, enterprise mobile app development will become imperative for making infallible digital strategies. At the same time, the development in device features is leading to flexibility  in the processes. API architectures and their deployment will be enhanced completely for better mobile experiences and workflows.

Integration of Machine Learning and Microservices:

The deployment of enterprise software is always shrouded with uncertainty pertaining to system failures. As a result, Microservices architecture gained recognition in the past few years as a viable solution to enterprise software woes. Lightweight services, offers full-fledged deployment of this architecture and eliminates redundancies and speed limits found in the huge enterprise-grade software. Rather, enterprises will benefit from efficient, cost-effective, and scalable solutions provided by Microservices development.And, integration of machine learning will augment the interpretation of historical and current data with more precision.

The Stress on Regulations and Compliances:

Cyber threats have exponentially increased in the past few years. Enterprise mobility solutions have also suffered from hacking and data breaches leading to loss of revenues. This year, CIOs will feel the heat and lay impetus on streamlining their mobile strategies for enhanced regulations and compliances. In fact, the idea of Compliance-as-a-code will become a mainstay for their DevOps teams. This will reduce the overload of maintenance and reporting system. Also, it will simplify data audit in a scenario when the organizations are rapidly moving their workflows to the cloud. EMM sites of these companies will be strategized to manage the security threats and ensure data privacy.

Automated Voice Control Making Headway:

The voice control features are already integrated into the mobile hardware. Apple’s Siri is a classic example of the same. Now, it’s time for the enterprise mobile solutions to leverage this technology. Its integration will enhance automation capability of CRMs and the teams will be relieved from doing repetitive tasks. This technology, when embraced, will lead to enhanced productivity for salespersons and field staff.


In the year 2017 and beyond, the sophisticated enterprise mobile apps will gain momentum. They will become key differentiators for the tech industry and other businesses thriving on technological developments. Another significant trend for this year will be the well-defined roles played by business and IT leaders. It will lead to better collaborations between the management teams for enhancing the business potential of mobile enterprise solutions.

Sumit Garg

Project Manager @ Octal Info Solution